Please join the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC, at CIUS, University of Alberta) and the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for the conference “The Assault on Culture in Ukraine: The Holodomor Years,” to be held October 19, 2023 at Columbia University.
Since the fall of the USSR, the Holodomor has been the subject of considerable research, yet connections between it and attacks on Ukrainian culture have received relatively little attention. This conference will consider the relation between the famine and the assault on Ukrainian language, literature, art, theatre, education, religion, and traditions.
Conference participants: Mark Andryczyk, Leah Batstone, Olga Bertelsen, Nichloas Denysenko, Bohdan Kild, Olena Palko, Matthew Pauly, Yuri Shevchuk, Myroslav Shkandrij, Frank Sysyn, Serhy Yekelchyk.
October 19, 2023
East Gallery, Buell Hall, Maison Française
515 W 116th St
9:00-11:00am | Panel I
Chair: Mark Andryczyk (Columbia University)
- Olga Bertelsen (Tiffin University), The Holodomor and Soviet Genocide against the Intelligentsia, 1930-1933
- Nicholas Denysenko (Valparaiso University), The Holodomor in the Ukrainian Orthodox Metanarrative: Motivations and Theological Problems
- Bohdan Klid (University of Alberta), Soviet Destruction of Ukrainian Cultural and Religious Leaders: US Congress Select Committee on Communist Aggression Testimonies (1954)
11:30am-1:30pm | Panel II
Chair: Myroslav Shkandrij (University Manitoba)
- Leah Batsone (McGill University), Music in the Context of the Holodomor
- Matthew Pauly (Michigan State University), Education during the Holodomor
- Olena Palko (Universität Basel), Did Soviet korenizatsiia enable the Holodomor? Reflections on the Soviet Nationalities and Linguistic Policies in 1920s Ukraine
3:00-5:00pm | Panel III
Chair: Frank Sysyn (University of Alberta)
- Yuri Shevchuk (Columbia University), The Holodomor in the Soviet Film Industry
- Serhy Yekelchyk (University of Victoria), How Stalin Stole Ukraine’s Past